Kenya releases Somali pirates en masse despite warnings

Logistics Middle East

Kenya has repatriated 62 Somali pirates who have served their jail sentences amid record low pirate activity in Gulf of Aden

Kenya 68

Qatar and Kenya strengthen maritime ties

Logistics Middle East

Direct shipping line to be established between two nations

Kenya 46

TNT Express Kenya appoints new country general manager

Logistics Middle East

Karanja Njoroge previously held senior management roles in the region

Kenya 50

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite presentations at the event was by Francis Marabula, Executive head of Supply Chain, Safaricom, Kenya. He spoke of M-Pesa and the evolution of new models for mobile commerce in Kenya. The M-Pesa mobile application now represents 30% of GDP in Kenya with 60,000 outlets.

Africa 290

Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

Herein, the authors focus their discussion on ten selected economies: Algeria, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). In spite of a lot of desperation, I was somewhat heartened by many developments I observed.

Africa 128

See How Vivienne Westwood, Karen Walker, Mimco and sass & bide support artisans in East AFrica: introducing Ethical Fashion Initiative + Sourcemap

Sourcemap

We're proud to have been selected by the Ethical Fashion Initiative (Motto: Not Charity - Just Work) as the software for RISEmap: an online traceability platform highlighting the brands who support artisans in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia through their supply chains.

Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

Supply Chain Movement

In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He is an Executive Board Member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL.

Kenya 78

Global Logistics—August 2016

Inbound Logistics

Mexico Unified Cargo Processing removes border wait times; CRBC struggles to win local support in Kenya; PwC releases Q2 Transportation and Logistics M&A report

Kenya 55

Neptune join Jacob Bliksted's epic kite surfing mission

Logistics Middle East

Dubai maritime security company Neptune has sponsored Jacob Bliksted, who is kite surfing a minimum of 1,000km between Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Europe 121

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Solving the biggest logistics puzzle in the floral industry

Quintiq

Flowers are gathered from far and wide, from farms in countries such as Kenya, India, Thailand, Ecuador, and Colombia. The demand for flowers on Valentine’s Day is higher than at any other time of the year.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

Smartphone use in countries like India and Kenya is growing rapidly as companies like Xiaomi offer more affordable models aimed at users in developing countries. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed. Consumers around the world are expected to spend around U.S.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

EcoVadis

In their example, shipping one container of flowers from Kenya to Rotterdam involves about 200 documents, from the local mills and export authorities to the port workers, customs agents and distributors.

Kenya 71

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Kenya 100

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The international shipment of flowers to Royal FloraHolland from Kenya, Mandarin oranges from California, and pineapples from Colombia were also used to validate the solution for shipments coming into the Port of Rotterdam. It’s snowing outside.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

KPI 100

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.